10 November 2012

Somalia: Two Killed in a Heavy Fighting in Gedo,Southwestern Somalia

Garbahaarey — At least two have been killed in a fierce battle between Somali National Army (SNA) and Al shabab militants in Gedo province, the latest in surge of attacks in the southwestern region.

The violence reportedly erupted after heavily armed fighters from Al shabab launched a surprise assault on Somali forces at a checkpoint located on the outskirts of Garbaharey, a town largely controlled by Somali government.

A Military source, who declined to be named, told Shabelle Media by phone that At least two combatants from both sides lost their lives in the fighting while untold number of soldiers sustained variety of wounds.

The situations is said to be calm and the local residents resumed their daily activities following the combat that took place on Saturday morning Garbaharey suburbs.

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